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California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell (L) speaks as California Gov. Gavin Newsom (R) looks on during a news conference at the California Department of Public Health February 27, 2020 in Sacramento, CA.
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Eric Brooks
August 09, 2020 - 11:19 pm
In a move following several days of scrutiny over a state computer glitch that led to hundreds of thousands of backlogged coronavirus tests, the director of the California Department of Public Health has abruptly resigned.
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A busy street in Chinatown in San Francisco.
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Melissa Culross
August 09, 2020 - 6:49 pm
A major thoroughfare in San Francisco’s Chinatown is closed to vehicle traffic and will remain closed every weekend through mid-September, in an effort to encourage people to come back to the neighborhood’s restaurants and stores devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Bob Butler
August 09, 2020 - 4:53 pm
Monday is the first day of instruction for Oakland Unified School District, but after a month of discussions to sort out the details of distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and administrators still have not agreed on a plan.
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Groups socially distance at San Francisco's Mission Dolores Park
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KCBS Radio Weekend News
August 09, 2020 - 3:57 pm
Crowds of people were enjoying the sunshine at Dolores Park in San Francisco on Saturday, but some failed to respect the social distancing circles painted in chalk on the grass. The 6-foot chalk circles were first painted back in May, in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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The Vote With Love campaign encourages voters to be empathetic
Vote With Love
Melissa Culross
August 09, 2020 - 2:59 pm
With the November election less than 100 days away, a national campaign born in the Bay Area is encouraging people to vote with love. The campaign, launched by The Ambassadors Circle, a collective of artists and entrepreneurs, was created in response to the 2016 presidential campaign and election.
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Sgt. Polanco was the first San Quentin guard to die from COVID-19.
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KCBS Radio Weekend News
August 09, 2020 - 2:17 pm
A guard at San Quentin State Prison died Sunday from complications related to COVID-19 . Sergeant Gilbert Polanco was the first correctional officer at San Quentin to die from the virus, but was one of more than 230 prison staff members that became infected.
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Ameera Butt
August 09, 2020 - 10:26 am
A Newbury Park pastor in Ventura County announced his church is going to continue its services indoors in defiance of a judge ruling a temporary emergency restraining order that says the church has to hold services outdoors.
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Keith Menconi
August 09, 2020 - 6:00 am
After a nail-biting political standoff, Caltrain officials have succeeded in sending a key sales tax measure to the November ballot.
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Casino moves card tables outdoors during coronavirus pandemic
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Melissa Culross
August 08, 2020 - 5:51 pm
A casino in Tracy is adapting to the reality of COVID-19 by moving card games such as blackjack and poker outdoors.
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Interest in homeschooling peaks as the pandemic disrupts education nationwide
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Matt Bigler
August 08, 2020 - 2:11 pm
The San Leandro Unified School District has delayed the start of the school year in order to give teachers more time to prepare for distance learning.
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